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Thomas Brothers' "Help! The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration" released by W.W. Norton

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
“A historically masterly and musically literate unraveling of some of the most-admired credits in 20th-century popular music....This is musicology with taste as well as ears.”  —The Wall Street Journal “An erudite, engagingly written history . . . Brothers’s rich analyses make for an... Read More »
JACK Quartet by Robert Zimmerman

Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Funds Ambitious, 3-year Arts Initiative at Duke

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
"The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and the Jenny Lillian Semans Koortbojian Trust have awarded Duke Arts with a $500,000, 3-year grant to redefine arts education in film, music, and dance." "With the support of this gift, Duke students will learn from, and collaborate with, accomplished visiting... Read More »
Hermitage director Bruce Rodgers with Sid Richardson

Sid Richardson (Ph.D Composition, 2018) wins the 2018 Hermitage Prize

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The Hermitage Artist Retreat and The Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS) announce that Sid Richardson, a composition student at AMFS, has been awarded the 2018 Hermitage Prize. Richardson receives a six-week residency at the Hermitage, along with a $1,000 stipend for travel and food expenses.... Read More »
Eren Gumrukcuoglu

Graduate composer Eren Gumrukcuoglu has a work premiered at the 3rd International ilSuono Contemporary Music Week

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
"Lattice Scattering" premiered on Saturday, July 21 at the Teatro degli Illuminati as part of the 3rd International ilSuono Contemporary Music Week in Citta di Castello, Italy. The work was commissioned by ilSuonon Academy and performed by Ensemble Suono Giallo. Eren... Read More »
A Forest Unfolding

Premiere of collaborative cantata "A Forest Unfolding" by Stephen Jaffe, Melinda Wagner, Eric Moe and David Kirkland Garner

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
"A Forest Unfolding” is a new, collaborative cantata by Duke faculty composer Stephen Jaffe, Melinda Wagner, Eric Moe and Duke alumnus David Kirkland Garner (Ph.D. 2014), with texts by National Book Award-winning author Richard Powers, Anne Labastille, and others. "A Forest Unfolding," inspired by... Read More »
John Brown

John Brown selected to fulfill the music component of Governor Cooper’s Hometown Strong Initiative

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Governor Roy Cooper’s Hometown Strong Initiative supports North Carolina's underserved communities. The program will support targeted rural counties that currently offer very limited music education and music exposure to students. Professor Brown's charge is to increase awareness of... Read More »
Moving the piano

Senior Aaron Hong's summer experiences in Zhuhai, China, teaching music with DukeEngage

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
If you are a pianist, have you ever had to move your own piano onstage and wire it into a massive portable sound system before your performance? This is one of the many firsts that I went through during my experience in DukeEngage Zhuhai in China. This program gave me a lot of firsts: first time... Read More »
Jennifer Chang

Chinese Music Ensemble: new class offered Fall 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018
The Chinese Music Ensemble (MUS 211-2-11) is a course for students who would like to further their musical and cultural experiences. In addition to one weekly session (time TBD) coached by GuZheng master Jennifer Chang, all students participate in one performance at the end of... Read More »
Nineteenth Century Piano Music, Chinese edition

Chinese edition of R. Larry Todd's "Nineteenth Century Piano Music, 2nd edition" published

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
R. 拉里 托德博士的《十九世紀鋼琴音樂(第2版)》(人民音樂出版社,譯:吴源淵)收錄現當代國外知名音樂學者對於19世紀鋼琴音樂的學術研究文章,對19世紀的重要音樂家的鋼琴作品及創作進行了不同角度的分析討論,是一本極有價值的理論文献。共有11章,書中在詳細闡述了19世紀鋼琴發展和演奏實踐的基础上,分别對貝多芬、舒伯特、孟德爾頌、肖邦、李斯特等19世紀偉大的鋼琴家和作曲家为專題進行研究和分析。 R. 拉里 托德博士 是杜克大學文理學院音樂系教授。 他的《孟德爾頌:音樂的一生》(Mendelssohn: A Life in Music)於2003年獲得美國出版商協會的最佳傳記。2011年... Read More »
James Budinich

Graduate composer James Budinich was a Visiting Composer at the Mise-En Festival

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
At this summer's festival (June 27 - June 30), Budinich gave a talk about his music and had his work “Evening, in the Open Air” performed as part of Mise-En's marathon concert on Saturday, 6/30. For more information, visit: https://festival.mise-en.org/... Read More »

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